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Oregon Federation News
August 2021

A publication of the Oregon Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs

Printed 3 August 2021
President's Corner

We are positively back to dancing again with gatherings being opened up without restrictions. This could change at a moment’s notice, so follow the governor’s guidelines and be safe. The Federation website has a full report on Covid 19 at the top of the web page. Please review.

For those clubs that are dark during the summer, please plan on visitations to festivals and other clubs that are dancing. Get back into the routine again. A club picnic this summer would be good for socialization, too. Gather together as a club and also make it happen for your council. Being social is what we missed while sheltering in place. Be safe in all activities that you are planning.

As I write, this the Federation has two more meetings this term. One will have already taken place on Saturday, July 17th by Zoom. On Sunday, September 12, 2021, we will meet in person for the change of officers. Please ask for a report from your council delegate on these Federation meetings during your club meetings.

I hope you all are having a good summer and getting back to square and round dancing in our “new normal”.

Swing Your Partner!
Gary Clark

Editor's Note

I'm going to start doing the automatic "regular dance" listings in September. If your club has CHANGED its regular dance night or is not starting in September, please let me know.


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Coronavirus Update

As of July 1, there are no longer any state-wide COVID restrictions in Oreogn. As always, it is up to each individual club to decide what restrictions make them comfortable. Please honor their wishes.

https://ofn.club/content/2021-07/Covid%20Guidelines%20(210608).pdf .


Federation Meetings

The next Federation meeting will be live at the Salem Square Dance Center on September 11 and 12.


Mid-Winter

Mid-Winter Festival 2022 is scheduled for January 28-30, 2022, at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany.


Summer Festival

There is currently no Oregon Summer Festival scheduled for 2022.


Federation Links


Other National Events

The latest news about the National Square Dance Conventions® is located in the National Squares magazine, produced by the NEC. You can find the latest issue here: (http://nsdcnec.com/flipdocs/NatSqOnline/Natsq1120/index.html)

The 71st National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Evansville, Indiana, June 22-25, 2022.

The 72nd National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Mobile, Alabama, June 21-24, 2023.

The 73rd National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for June of 2024.


Corporation Renewal Status

All clubs in the Oregon Federation are required to maintain their status as non-profit corporations with the State of Oregon. The Secretary of State's office mails out a renewal notice about a month before your registration expires every year. The following clubs expire this month:

August 21 -- R Square D
August 23 -- Portland Area Council

When & Where

Download a complete list of the Federation club dances this month, all sorted by date and city.

Everything in the When & Where is extracted from the state directory information. If you find that your club information is wrong, you can fix that by going to the directory information area and fixing your data.

Letters and Articles

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Obituaries

Available Callers & Cuers

You can download this list of callers and cuers who are available and ready to call or cue a dance for you.

Callers:

Ian Craig
19598 Goose Lake Dr NE
Aurora, OR 97003
503-858-8547
ian@doplanner.com
Mark Wheeler
6728 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97206
503-709-9651
wheeler4mj@gmail.com
Cece & Sarge Glidewell
PO Box 1928
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541-892-6646
541-892-2383
sargenceceg@outlook.com
Henna Yauger
14915 SE Brookfield Dr
Oregon City, OR 97045
503-780-1912
doglady2001@rocketmail.com

Cuers:

Cece & Sarge Glidewell
PO Box 1928
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541-892-6646
541-892-2383
sargenceceg@outlook.com
Rikki Lobato
2230 SW Webster Rd
Grants Pass, OR 97526
541-295-5270
rikkisrounds73@gmail.com
Oregon Round of the Month

THe Central Oregon Council has selected the August Round of the Month: "Under This Old Hat", Phase II+1 Two-Step (Fishtail), choreographed by Janet Cook, music by Chris LeDoux.

Download your cue sheet here.

For more information on the Round of the Month, please contact .

Lessons starting in August and September

Please note that, due to the coronavirus, there will probably not be any square dance lessons this fall.

Everything in this section is taken from the state directory information. If you find that your class information is wrong, you can fix that by going to the directory information area and picking to the "Lessons" tab.


Oregon City
Bachelor N Bachelorettes
Abernethy Grange
15745 S. Harley Ave.
Mainstream
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM (Starts Sept. 8, 2021)
Contact: Glenn 503-829-3062
Salem
Salem Swingin' Stars
Salem Square Dance Center
3695 45th Av NE
Mainstream
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM (Starts Sept. 8, 2021)
Contact: 503-385-5925
Milwaukie, Oregon
Oaky Doaks
Oak Grove Community Club
14496 SE Cedar Ave
Mainstream
Every Thursday 7:00 - 9:00PM
Contact: Keith 503-310-5672
Aurora
Chaps & Petticoats
Maplewood Grange
25480 S. Hwy 99E
Mainstream
Sunday, September 12th 5-7pm
Contact: Vicki email: lbs@canby.com 503-263-6060
Lebanon
Lebanon Square Circlers
IOOF Hall
20 East Ash Street
Mainstream
Sunday, 6:30pm
Contact: 541-401-9780
Lebanon
Lebanon Square Circlers
IOOF Hall
20 East Ash Street
Two-step
Sundays, 5:00pm
Contact: Wanda Frenzel
Newberg
Valley River Dancers
TBA
Call Ahead
Mainstream
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Contact: newbergdancers@gmail.com
Silverton
Silver City Squares
Waldo Hills Community Club
1267 Cascade Highway
Mainstream
Tuesday 7:00-9:00 pm
Contact: Karyn Buchheit 503-873-5241
Kelso
R Square D
Kelso Senior Center
106 NW 8th Ave.
Plus
Wednesday 6:30 PM
Contact: Chris Poole
Kelso
R Square D
Kelso Senior Center
106 NW 8th Ave.
Mainstream
Wednesday 7:30 PM
Contact: Chris Poole
Boring
Country Cut-Ups
Boring Barn
13987 SE Richey Rd.
Mainstream
Thursdays, 7:30 PM Starting 9/16/21
Contact: Young Lumsden (503) 791-7779
Roseburg
Buckeroo
Buckeroo Barn
5051 NE Stephens St
Mainstream
September 18,2021 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 2 to 4pm
Contact: buckeroomembershiplessons@gmail.com
Aloha
Valley Squares
Aloha Grange #773
3425 S.W. 185th Ave.
Basic
Tuesdays - 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Contact: Carolene Siebert 503-250-2139
Aloha
Valley Squares
Aloha Grange #773
3425 S.W. 185th Ave.
Basic
Tuesdays - 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Contact: Carolene Siebert - 503-250-2139


Special Dances
October 15 (3rd Fri)
Charlie Brown Squares
Community Dance & SSD/Mainstream Dance
See flyer
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Mike Seastrom
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
View Flyer
October 16 (3rd Sat)
Charlie Brown Squares
Miles of Smiles
See Flyer
Josephine County Square Dance Hall, Grants Pass
Caller: Mike Seastrom
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
View Flyer
October 22 (4th Fri)
Hayshakers
Seaside Sashay
2 Day event w/Turnaround
Seaside Convention Center, Seaside
Caller: Ray Brendzy & Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Debbie Taylor
View Flyer
January 9 (2nd Sun)
Lebanon Square Circlers
Birthday Dance
Strawberry Shortcake
IOOF Hall, Lebanon
Caller: Charlotte Jeskey
Cuer: Jackie Gale
View Flyer
April 8 (2nd Fri)
Rogue-Sis-Q Council
Pear Blossom Square Dance Festival
www.pearblossomsquaredancefestival.com
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, Medford
Caller: Mike Haworth
Cuer: Rikki Lobato
View Flyer
June 4 (1st Sat)
Lebanon Square Circlers
Strawberry Festival ALLIANCE Dance
Silent Auction, Experienced Clothing Sale
Lebanon Senior Center, Lebanon
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Jackie Gale

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Dancing to George Hermann's calling at the Single Trees June 25 dance: neither dancers nor caller missed a beat!


George Hermann dancing with Judy Melendrez as his wife Patty cues
Councils & Clubs

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Blue Mountains Council
No council news received.
Muddy Frogs
No club news received.

Central Oregon Council - Link
No council news received.
High Desert Dancers
No club news received.
Red Rock Squares - Link
No club news received.
Sagebrush Shufflers - Link
No club news received.
Sundown Round Dance Club - Link
No club news received.

Emerald Empire Council - Link
No council news received.
Cascade Callers & Cuers Assoc
YES, we are having a Fifth Saturday dance, July 31, 2021. Casual dress as it's summer. 7 - 9 P.M. Dance will be fairly easy as a lot of us haven't danced in over a year. There will be rounds in between tips with no formal break. We dance at the square dance center at 2095 Yolanda in Springfield. We have air conditioning. Right now we are not doing shared food. Dancers please bring your own water. Open to all dancers with unvaccinated dancers to please wear masks.

We aim to please!

Christina Corelli

Cast A Shadow - Link
We are back to dancing although we have only been able to hold one dance so far. Our second dance June 27 had to be canceled due to the unexpectedly high temperatures that weekend. While the hall has good air conditioning, it is doubtful that it would have been able to cope well with 111 degrees.

We are all happy to be back doing advanced in Hall at the Emerald Square Dance Center. We dance from 1:30 to 3:30PM on a couple of Sundays a month depending on schedules and weather. Be sure to call someone or check the website to see if we are dancing on any given Sunday. You can also call Gaynor at (541) 7414149 or Fred Beisse at 458-221-3564 (cell). Our website is hyyps://cas-sd.yolasite.com.

We hope to have a dance on July 18 and then possibly July 25, Aug. 15 and Aug. 29.

Fred Beisse always chooses very good recorded material for us to dance to unless we manage to get a live caller passing through like Kris Jensen or Dan Nordbye.

Those dancing right now have all been vaccinated and we are requesting only those vaccinated participate at this time. Also for the time being we are asking that no food be brought to be shared. Please provide your own drinks and snacks. Thank you.

Happy dancing, everyone!

Gaynor Hintz

Misty Valley Cloggers
No club news received.
Single Trees - Link
We have hosted two dances so far this year and by the time you read this article, we will have had a third one July 16 with Terry Halley calling and Jackie Gale, cueing. We know that everyone will have had a great time because the two previous dances showed a lot of happy faces! We are thankful to all our many visitors who have come so far to dance with us, and we hope they will continue to do so. So far we have had three squares of dancers on the floor for the mainstream portion of the dance and two for the first half hour from 7:30 to 8PM which is always at the plus level. Jackie Gale, our cuer, always does a great job of cueing and keeps the floor full. Her husband, Bill, recuperating from heart surgery, often accompanies her to the dance

George Hermann called our June 25 dance and his wife Patty cued as Jackie was unable to be there.

We were so happy to have them both and appreciate their willingness to travel so far to call and cue for us.

Our next dance will be on the 4th Friday, Aug. 27 with Darrell Kalmbach calling and Jackie Gale cueing. We will have a Hawaiian Luau for the theme of this dance as it is summer after all. We also are hoping by then we can have food on the break bar (no formal breaks scheduled).

We are looking forward to a new dance season starting in September when we will be dancing on the 4th Fridays with Jim Hattrick calling and Jackie Gale cueing. We are hoping as more and more people get vaccinated and we see less and less of the dreadful COVID-19 virus running amuck that we will see more of our local dancers out to join us. New lessons will begin on Tuesdays at 7PM with Roger Putzler teaching on his new knee after replacement surgery in July. So happy to see things are returning to normal!

See you in a square,

Gaynor Hintz


August 27 (4th Fri)

Plus at 7:30PM; mainstream with rounds 8-10PM
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Jackie Gale

August 27 (4th Fri)

7:30PM plus; 8-10PM mainstream with rounds
Emerald Square Dance Center, Springfield
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Jackie Gale
Spin Cycle Squares - Link
Spin Cycle Squares is back to dancing from 4 - 6 on Sundays at the square dance center at 2095 Yolanda in Springfield. Our dances are always casual dress. Right now we are not doing shared food. Dancers please bring your own water. Vaccinated dancers please and thank you. Call president David Lajoie at 541-520-7311 to make sure we are dancing. Our caller, Tim Matteson, makes sure the level is spot on for the floor. Fun to be had by all!

Christina Corelli

Sweet Home Squarenaders
No club news received.
Whirl-A-Ways - Link
No club news received.
Wolf Pack - Link
No club news received.

Interstate Highlanders
No council news received.
Klamath Country Squares
No club news received.

Mid-Willamette Council - Link
No council news received.
Braids & Braves
No club news received.
Capitol Callers & Cuers Assoc - Link
No club news received.
Cherry City Cloggers - Link
The Cherry City Cloggers are now back to weekly dance classes and will be starting lessons for beginners come Sept.  Check out the announcement in another part of the OFN. Georganne
Corvallis Squares - Link
Corvallis Squares had a virtual meeting on June 28. It was great to have time to catch up with each other and talk about plans for the upcoming dance year. We all look forward to getting back to dancing in person! We have reserved the dance floor at the First Congregational church for the second and fourth Saturdays starting Sept. 11 at 7:00 p.m. We have all the callers and cuers lined up. We need to verify closer to the date that the church will be open for group activities like dances.

Our club is interested in hosting lessons in the fall, taught by Bruce Lowther. Bruce and one of our members will investigate the possibility of offering lessons in conjunction with Linn-Benton Community College as we’ve done in the past. We discussed the pros and cons of offering social square dance lessons or mainstream lessons.

We are hoping to have an in-person gathering maybe in August to reconnect before our dance year. We are grateful to our presidents Jean Goul and Ken Corwin for hanging in there through a very unusual year. Wishing you all a relaxing last month of summer! Stay well! Karen

Golden Squares
Dear Fellow Dancers!

Golden Squares is going to start back up on Monday, August 2. This will be our anniversary dance and is a Pajama Party dance. 

We dance first, third and fifth Mondays at the Woodburn Estates Auditorium, 1776 Country Club Rd. in Woodburn from 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  We have Pre-rounds followed by Mainstream and every third tip is Plus. We have air conditioning and a nice wood floor. Randy Dibble is our caller, Julie Stiers cues on the first and fifth Mondays and Sherri Clark cues on our third Mondays. The fifth Mondays are Pie Nights and great homemade pies are served. This month has a fifth Monday so we hope you can join us for pie and ice-cream. We really need to have a good turnout.  We are low in membership and will not be able to support ourselves for too much longer if we cannot build up our attendance.  Please come check us out. Thank you, Teija Danskey

Independence Wagon Wheelers - Link
No club news received.
Lebanon Square Circlers - Link
No club news received.
ORDTA - Link
No club news received.
ReVuN'Q
Where has the time gone this summer? Time is flying and it will be time to get

classes going soon.

We are doing West Coast Swing for the summer, and everyone seems to be

doing OK. Randy was gone for a week in July while he and Debbie went to ICBDA in

Kingston, Tennessee. We had a guest cuer with Leonard Snodgrass.

We are in the discussion part of putting together an easy rumba or cha class to

start one hour before our regular class/dance time on Thurdays. Hoping to have a

decision before the end of July.

Come see us and have a relaxing couple of hours dancing at intermediate level

rounds


August 21 (3rd Sat)
It's Almost Fall
Intermediate Level Round Dance Evening Phase 3-5
Salem Square Dance Center, Salem
Cuer: Randy Lewis
View Flyer
Salem Swingin' Stars
Salem Swingin' Stars are dancing our regular schedule of the first, third and fifth Fridays. We dance at the Salem Dance Center in an air-conditioned hall all summer long. July brings a 5th Friday Plus Dance on July 30.  We are busy planning for a memorable Corn & Cluck Dance in September.

We are also planning to begin Mainstream lessons on Wednesday September 8. It is so nice to be able to dance again and be together. Hopefully, food will be added to the lineup once again but for now, individually wrapped snacks are great.

We hope you will all join us in congratulating Randy Lewis who has been chosen to be our Club Cuer. Welcome to the Salem Swingin' Stars, Randy!! See you on the dance floor. Sheila

Silver City Squares
No club news received.
Timber Twirlers - Link
No club news received.
Willamette Squares
After what seems like forever, Willamette Squares held their first dance since the pandemic. Despite the heat wave, the turnout was exceptionally good with three and one-half squares and up to five or six clubs represented. Sandy Harris called, and Judy Russell cued. The air conditioning provided cool air, so everyone was comfortable. It was so good to reunite with other dancers that we have missed seeing and to be out on the dance floor once again.

Willamette Squares plans to continue with its dances every fourth Saturday at the Salem Square Dance Center, beginning at 7:00 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. Please take special note of the time change from what it used to be: it will now be 7:00 till 9:30! We hope to see you in a square. Jodee Howard


Portland Area Council - Link
The council does not meet until after the OFN news deadline.
Bachelor N Bachelorettes - Link
We’re back to dancing our pre-pandemic schedule, with as many dancers as we had before. As we get more stabilized, we’ll be able to go on visitations.

Surprisingly, on our first dance, we had more problems with the cues than with the squares. Others comment that our club is well known for very seasoned dancers – those who have danced for many years, and not likely to forget the choreographies.

Our club has nothing against the new SSD format; however, we haven’t graduated a class in two years, and our clientele is used to mainstream or higher.

Jim


August 4 (1st Wed)

7:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer

August 11 (2nd Wed)

7:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Mark Wheeler
Cuer: Lonnie Sykes
View Flyer

August 18 (3rd Wed)

7:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Ian Craig
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer

August 25 (4th Wed)

7:30 PM
Abernethy Grange, Oregon City
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer
Buzzin Bees
No club news received.
Chaps & Petticoats - Link
Chaps and Petticoats held an in-person meeting at the Maplewood Grange on June 27th - if the great member turnout is any indication, Square Dance is very much alive!

C & P will continue to be a MS Club, however, Social Square Dance (SSD) will be taught up-front so students can enjoy dancing with other clubs instructed in SSD. In August, we will fundraise (as a food vendor), at the ‘Slice of Summer’ in Canby, OR on AUG 15 & AUG 29 - profits earned will support lessons.

We elected Sundays to be our Lesson nights. We will host Dances every 1st and 3rd Fridays AND a Workshop/dance every third Sunday (after lessons).

- Lessons begin SUN, SEPT 12th. from 5-7pm, and each Sunday thereafter - the first 12 weeks will teach SSD moves then continue instruction thereafter in MS.

- Beginning FRIDAY, SEPT 17th - Dances will be held each first and third FRIDAYs, 7:30-10pm..(Format will include student tips, MS, Plus and Rounds). Door is Adults $7, youth $3 and family $20.

On SUN, SEPT 19th (after lessons), and every third SUN thereafter, a Workshops/dance from 7pm-9pm will give students floor time to dance what they have learned.

If you want to be entertained, come listen to the ‘Slice of Summer’ concerts at Wait Park in Canby beginning AUG 15th (bring a folding chair) and check out the Chaps and Petticoats food booth AUG 15th and AUG 29th - will serve hot-dogs and Italian Sodas.

Happy Feet,

Betty Chipps

Country Cut-Ups - Link
No club news received.

August 7 (1st Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 to 10:00 PM Mainstream Dance
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Craig Abercrombie
Cuer: Craig Abercrombie
View Flyer

August 28 (4th Sat)
Regular Dance
7:00 to 10:00 PM Mainstream Dance
Boring Barn, Boring
Caller: Scott Zinser
Cuer: Julie Stiers
View Flyer
Happy Hoppers - Link
No club news received.
Heads to the Center - Link
No club news received.
Oaky Doaks - Link
No club news received.
River City Dancers - Link
To welcome our fellow dancers back, we had a free dance on July 10. We had good turn out and it was nice to be with our square dance friends again.

We will have only one dance in August (which will NOT be free). It will be Saturday August 14. The dance will be from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM with no break. Darrell Kalmbach is our caller and Tami Helms is our cuer. Masks will be required for unvaccinated dancers.

Our dance schedule will return to normal in September. The dances will be every second and third Saturday.at Milwaukie Community Club in Milwaukie.

Hope to see you in a square.

Carol Mendenhall


August 14 (2nd Sat)

Second Dance After the COVID-19 Pandemic
Milwaukie Community Club, Milwaukie
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
View Flyer
Rosetown Ramblers - Link
No club news received.

Rogue-Sis-Q Council
No council news received.
Charlie Brown Squares - Link
The Charlie’s had a fun dance last Saturday July 17th with Chuck and Sarge calling and cueing for the nite. Thanks to the 2 1/2 squares and 6 or so round dance couples for the support!! FunShops continue thru the end of the month on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will be dark in August for the Josephine County Fair. We are looking forward to starting classes back up in September and using the SSD program.

Some Charlie’s will be headed to Diamond Lake to enjoy a fun festival with Mike Haworth calling and Christina Corelli cueing. Always a fun festival!!

We look forward to seeing everyone on the dance floor soon.

Circle-N-Square
No club news received.
Star Promenaders - Link
No club news received.

South Coast Council
No council news received.
Beachcombers - Link
No club news received.
Crook County Mavericks
No club news received.
Saints-N-Aints - Link
No club news received.
Sets In Order - Link
No club news received.

Tualatin Valley Council - Link
The June TVC meeting was held via Zoom. We were saddened to learn that one of our former treasurers and good friend, Joanne Switzer, passed away on June 15th after a long battle with cancer. She will certainly be missed. A discussion was held regarding our meetings throughout the coming months. It was decided that we will continue the Zoom meetings until September. This will continue to be discussed so that we can resume our meetings in person when everyone is comfortable with that.

Several TVC clubs have not resumed dancing because of questions regarding masks or the requirement of being vaccinated. Others, Hoedowners, Eager Beavers, Sunset Promenaders, Oak Hills Squares, Promenaders Plus, and Valley River Dancers are dancing now, most with restrictions, but with no after dance snacks. Some clubs are asking attendees to bring their own drinks/water. Toe Draggers are returning to dancing in September with no restrictions and will include theme dances and after dance snacks with visiting. See individual club flyers for more information.

On SSD... Toe Draggers and Sunset Promenaders have both decided to NOT go with SSD. The two Plus clubs, M 'n M's and Eager Beavers have much the same opinion about it since it does not really apply to them.... they are both concerned about the transition from SSD to Plus. TriSquares are planning to adopt SSD in their upcoming lessons. Other TV clubs have not stated their intent.

The TVC Picnic has been scheduled for Sunday, August 15th, 3:00 pm, at Noble Woods Park in Hillsboro. Everyone is welcome. TVC is furnishing the park, you bring your own food and beverage, chairs, games, etc. The restrooms are open, nice lawn with shade trees and trails throughout the park. The picnic will be in the lawn area at the south entrance to the park, 475 SE Century Blvd, Hillsboro, OR 97123.

Ferrous Steinka


August 15 (3rd Sun)
Picnic
Picinic at Noble Woods Park Hillbsboro starts at 3-PM
View Flyer
Columbia River Dancers - Link
The Hazel Dell Grange has no air conditioning, and even though it is a great place to dance, in August’s hot weather it means we are dark. BUT, there is hope on the horizon. The club, through Melissa James’ efforts, has callers lined up for the fall. Jim Hattrick is resting and getting stronger and is looking forward to our first dance in September.

Next month I will hopefully be able to tell you when new lessons will begin both for square and round dancing. In the meantime look for one of the clubs that are dancing.

I urge everyone to get their Covid shot so we can dance without a mask.

Nick Johnson

Eager Beavers - Link
As I write this report, the State is in a heat wave. We had to cancel two dances due to high temperatures. I certainly hope August is not so hot and we will dance every Monday at the Aloha Grange. (1:00 pm to 3:00 pm)

Several Eagers Beavers are dancing at the State Fair including me. I will also be at the State Fair as part of The Beat Goes On Marching Band. We usually make about two tours around the grounds every day. If you are there please look for us. You will hear us coming.

For up to date information go to our website www.EagerBeavers.info

Sally Duyck


August 2 (1st Mon)

1:00 - 3:00 pm Refresher Plus & Rounds
Aloha Grange #773, Aloha
Caller: Daryl Clendenin
Cuer: Connie Clark
View Flyer
Hayshakers - Link
Awaiting coastal information with respect to Seaside Sashay.

Craig Holt

Hoedowners - Link
I have to say June was busting out all over this year! The Hoedowners busted out the opening week, June 3-6 with a campout at the Silver Cove Resort in Washington State. Some Hoedowners came as day trippers, some in RV’s and some stayed in cabins. It was a wonderful early summer getaway. Thank you to Kelly McCaw and Chris Stover for finding, checking out and reserving the space for our group. The bullfrogs serenaded us each evening and we enjoyed wonderful campfires, pinochle, ladder toss, jigsaw puzzles, games, leisurely walks, cocktails, and that special camaraderie that made it a happy Hoedowner weekend. Oh, I would not want to forget to mention all our adventures with the pizza oven. Fresh dough or premade? You will have to ask.

Then by golly, it was time to transition to our regular, traditional square dancing on June 10th. Thank you to all who came despite all the graduation and wedding celebrations. All those on the floor made it abundantly clear that they are ready to dance, dance, dance.

Mother Nature decided to remind us not to be complacent. Our June 26th dance was cancelled due to weather. Weather cancellation in June? Unheard of since the Grange installed air conditioning. Alas, the air conditioning was not equipped to handle the record breaking 108-degree day but then, who was? It is a “non-dance” everyone will remember.

As we head into the rest of the summer, I hope you will join us as we resume our traditional dance calendar, dances on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at the air-conditioned Aloha Grange; August 14th, Dan Nordby, August 28th, Mark Wheeler

Krystal Laas

Mix N Mingle - Link
M&M’s are still holding Sept 18, 2021 as their start up date - hopeful that the doors of Winona Grange can finally open up again. We can hardly wait to get back to dancing with Randy, Jeanine and to seeing the rest of the M&M gang. Please continue to check our website, http://mixandminglesquares.org/, for any updates or changes. (Just 49 more days - - and counting)

Lindie Noonan

Oak Hills Squares - Link
The Oak Hills Squares held their first dance this year on June 28th, the hottest day in Oregon for years (about 112 degrees at the beginning of the dance). It was too hot to stand outside for long. The facility was in use for basketball when we arrived but was comfortable for our dance throughout. There are no problems with this facility to keep up with excess heat. George Clark kept us moving at a timely pace throughout the evening. He is new to working with Oak Hills Squares but will be welcome to our family. Our Club Caller, Lane Clem, did also attend this dance. Renee Ruud is our other Club Caller.

I think we did well considering we have been closed longer than some members have danced in our club. If you didn’t make this dance, you missed an event we never hope to repeat with the “hottest dance in town!”

We had ten members in attendance dancing. This dance was in memory of one of our charter members, Joanne Switzer, who we lost on June 15th.

We will be dancing on Mondays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Recreation Center on 158th in Oak Hills area. Lane Clem is our Club Caller. We dance mainstream with some round dancing. We will have beginning classes in the fall which will occupy our first hour of dance.

Mike Duyck

R Square D - Link
R Square D has little to report at this time. In April a decision was made to cancel this year’s Octoberfest weekend, but we plan to hold it in 2022! A July club meeting/picnic is planned and it is expected that decisions will be made regarding when to resume hosting dances and lessons. Kelso Senior Center, our dance venue, will also make decisions about reopening at their July board meeting, based on Washington State restrictions being lifted on July 1st. We wish all our square dance friends a healthy and happy August!

Chris Poole

Sunset Promenaders - Link
Congratulations to Joyce Clark for being elected our president at our last club meeting!

Thank you to Darrell Kalmbach and Tami Helms for calling and cueing our dances throughout the summer! Darrell will be calling the mainstream and plus dances through August; Tami will cue most of the dances, with guest cuers filling in as needed.

The 2021 Seaside Sashay is still tentatively scheduled for October 22-23. A final decision to go ahead with the festival will be made very soon. The callers will be Ray Brendzy and Darrell Kalmbach, with Debbie Taylor as the cuer. More information will be passed along as it becomes available.

The Sunset Promenaders and the Promenaders Plus are under no restrictions at this time. Everyone is welcome to our dances. Masks are not required but if you feel like you need to wear a mask that is fine too. Our dances are the first and third Saturday for mainstream and first, third, and fifth Thursday of the month for the plus dances. Sorry to say we are not supplying any food or drink at this time so bring your choice of drink and we will supply the fun.  If things change we will let you know.

Mike St.Clair


August 5 (1st Thu)
Plus Dance
7:00--7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Plus Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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August 7 (1st Sat)
Mainstream Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Julie Stiers
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August 19 (3rd Thu)
Plus Dance
7:00--7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Plus Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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August 21 (3rd Sat)
Mainstream Dance
7:00-7:30 Intermediate Rounds,7:30-9:30 Dance
I.O.O.F. Hall, Hillsboro
Caller: Darrell Kalmbach
Cuer: Tami Helms
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Toe Draggers - Link
Toe Draggers are having our meetings in person, Hooray! Toe’s sent out a questionnaire about how we would like to proceed with getting back to the dance floor to all the members. The results came back as follows: dances would resume as we left off, with potlucks and theme dances. Caller &Cuer will stop and review moves when they see issues. Hand sanitizer will be available. It was also agreed that the Toe’s would not be embracing the SSD format at this time.

We hope to see you at our Berry Happy 46th Anniversary on September 17th. KC Curtis & Darrell Kalmbach will be calling & Connie Clark will be cueing.

Kathy Degman

Tri Squares - Link
At our June board meeting we came up with a tentative plan to hold four workshops - for our own members only - on Sunday afternoons in September/October. These might be followed by a first-dance open to everyone on Friday, October 8th. This all depends on how the pandemic is going at that time. And at our July and August board meetings we will pin down more details. We did reserve our club's annual potluck picnic in Sherwood's Snyder Park on August 22nd - so here's hoping the summer brings no more heat-domes!

Gloria Davis

Valley River Dancers
Our first time back dancing since the Pandemic was outside on June 11th at the Dundee Billick Park under the covered area. Randy Dibble called and Leonard Snodgrass was our cuer. We had a great time and it was so good to be back dancing. The June 25th dance which was also to be at the same location was canceled due to the extreme heat our area was experiencing.

The Dance Under the Stars dance on July 23rd will be held at the tennis courts by Renne Field on E. 6th Street, Newberg, Oregon. It is our usual location for this dance and gives us a chance to introduce people to square and round dancing. It will be Mainstream with Darrell Kalmbach as our guest caller and Leonard Snodgrass as cuer. The 5th Friday Advanced Dance will be on July 31st at the Woodburn Estates auditorium at 7:oo pm. Randy Dibble will be there to call. We hope many will join us for these dances.

Our August dances will be August 15th for our Plus dance and August 23rd for our Mainstream dance with Randy Dibble as caller and Leonard Snodgrass as cuer. Dancing begins at 7:30 pm at the Chehalem Community Center, 502 E 2nd St. Newberg, Oregon 97132. The hall is air conditioned for pleasant summer weather dancing. We hope to see everyone there.

Judy Zimmerman

Valley Squares - Link
Valley Squares is still dark for August. We will resume our dances in September. Let's hope we don't have another heat wave like that in June. Stay cool.

Carolene Siebert

Wave Steppers - Link
Our club dances have been suspended until further notice due to lack of dancers. Our classes will resume soon at the Elks Lodge in Tillamook. For up to date information see: www.wavesteppers.org.

Bob Allen


Umpqua Area Council - Link
No council news received.
Buckeroo - Link
No club news received.
Dancing Friends - Link
Hope you are having a fun summer and practicing your dance moves. We canceled our June round dance due to excessive heat and no a/c in the Barn. Please know that if it is over 90 degrees outside it is safe to assume we are canceled, but feel free to check before traveling: luvrounddancing@gmail.com

We moved our round dances from 4th Fridays to 3rd Fridays from here on out in hopes of accommodating dancers who want to come dance with us on Friday and stay over to dance with the Buckaroos (and sometimes Timber 8s) on Saturday.

Scheduled Activities

Month of July: 3rd Friday Round Dance July 16, 2021, 6-9pm

Month of August: 3rd Friday Round Dance August 20th, 6-9pm

See you on the dance floor soon!

Timber 8's - Link
No club news received.


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